HC Deb 17 March 1848 vol 97 c700

asked whether Her Majesty's Government had received any despatches from Captain Maunsell, who had been employed in the blockade of the coast of Africa, stating that a certain number of slaves had been brought down to the coast from the interior by some of their chiefs, and their disposal and removal having been prevented by the British vessels, they were all murdered? He also wished to know if there were any objection to lay the despatches, if they had been received, upon the table of the House?


replied, that there had been a despatch to the effect stated by the hon. Gentleman, received last year.